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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Chinese police have used facial recognition technology to locate and arrest a man who was among a crowd of 60,000 concert goers. The suspect, who has been identified only as Mr Ao, was attending a concert by pop star Jacky Cheung in Nanchang city last weekend when he was caught. China has a huge surveillance network of over 170 million CCTV cameras.

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This is not the first time Chinese police have used facial recognition systems to catch suspects. In August last year, police in Shandong province arrested 25 suspects using a facial recognition system that was set up at the Qingdao International Beer Festival. China is a world leader in facial recognition technology and regularly reminds its citizens that such equipment will make it almost impossible to evade the authorities.

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That's a lot of cameras.

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-04-15 07:26 AM | Reply

Wow. Scary frankly.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-04-15 01:13 PM | Reply

Coming soon to a city near you!

#3 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-04-15 04:42 PM | Reply

Cameras are coming in droves. Ten years ago we had about 6 of them on our work site, not there is probably a couple of hundred.

Likely part of that is they are cheap like dirt to install now as opposed to just a few years ago.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-04-15 04:49 PM | Reply

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